Common Woodworking Joints
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Common woodworking joints. A finger joint also known as a comb joint is a woodworking joint made by cutting a set of complementary fingers in two pieces of wood which are then gluedto visualize a finger joint simply interlock the fingers of your hands. The sides of each finger increases the surface area for gluing resulting in a strong bond stronger than a butt joint but not very. The dowel reinforced butt joint or simply dowel joint has been a very common method of reinforcing butt joints in furniture for years. It is open ended mortise and tenon joint.
They are also used to assist with alignment during glue up. Youd be hard pressed to find a woodworker who hasnt had some unexpected thing ruin his project or at least something that forced him to do a ton of work to fix it. One of the first joinery cuts that new woodworkers try is the rabbet. The dado joint has a centuries long history of use in.
They are common in both frame and carcase construction. Mortise and tenon woodworking joint examples. Hence the name finger joint. The information contained in this site is offered with the assumption that the reader has a basic knowledge of tool use and safety procedures see disclaimer at bottom of page.
A rabbet is simply an open sided channel or recess along the edge or across the end of a board or panel. Wood joints are an aspect of woodworking that involves attaching two different pieces of wood together to create a larger more complex structure. Below are some of the most common pitfalls in woodworking and ways to either fix them or avoid them in the first place. A mortise and tenon joint is one in which the rectangular end the tenon of one piece fits into a rectangular hole the mortise of the same size in the other piece.
Bridle woodworking joints a bridle joint is similar to a mortise and tenon woodworking joint thought in most circumstances it would not be as strong. A bridle joint is quick and easy to make since most of the waste wood is removed with a saw. Dowel joints are popular in chairs cabinets panels and tabletops. The router is the one tool that will handle all the dadoing and grooving youll do in woodworking.
It follows that hoary adage of woodworking use the simplest joint that will work it certainly works. The dado is prime choice joinery.